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OpenAFS Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 5, May 2010

Welcome to the anniversary issue of the OpenAFS newsletter, yay! This newsletter summarizes what is happening in the OpenAFS community.

As always, volunteers, patches, bug reports, or any other type of help is greatly appreciated.

Feedback on this newsletter is welcome. The goal is to summarize the various development efforts and news of OpenAFS for the community. Please let Jason Edgecombe <> know what you would like to see out of this newsletter. Any news about AFS-related projects is welcome and may be submitted to Jason for inclusion in the next newsletter.

The current and past issues of this newsletter are available at

General OpenAFS Progress

1.5.74 was released on April 22. It includes many fixes and improvements, including updates for FreeBSD 8.0, and an experimental FUSE client among other improvements.

Testing continues for the 1.5.X series on Unix platforms. There is a patch (commit 14195f0f) in git against 1.5.74 that fixes a kernel panic on RHEL 6 Beta. The kernel panic affects OpenAFS versions 1.5.66 through 1.5.74.

On RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Beta and Fedora 12, there is an issue where the kernel generates large volumes of system log traffic when the AFS disk cache is accessed. RedHat Bugzilla entry #584901 is tracking this issue and includes a fix for the issue. The RedHat kernel team is reviewing the patch for possible inclusion in the production release of RHEL 6.

The 1.4.x versions of OpenAFS don't work with Linux kernel 2.6.34. Version will be released to deal with that

Some groundwork has been started for read/write replication based on Vishal Powar's code from the 2008 Google summer of code. The code requires a new RPC protocol between fileserver. A standards proposal is planned for documenting the new protocol.

Adam Megacz reported success while using an unauthenticated 1.4.11 client on an Apple TV.


Annual Best Practices Workshop

The seventh Workshop will be held May 24-28, 2010, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We hope to see you there.

Web site:

We'll be looking forward to meeting you at Illinois this month!

European AFS Conference

The date for the 3rd European AFS & Kerberos Conference has been set. The conference will take place in Pilsen, Czech Republic, from September 13 to September 15, 2010. More details are forthcoming and will be posted at The conference is being hosted by Centre for Information Technology, University of West Bohemia.

The first Call for Participation has been announced. Please see for more information.

AFS Protocol Standardization

Informal drafts that haven't been uploaded to the IETF web site:

Rx Spec:

This draft is in the very early stages. Mike Meffie and Tom Keiser are the current owners of this proposal. A formal specification of Rx is needed as a basis for other IETF proposals.

Discussion on these proposals is welcome and should be done on the AFS3-standardization list at

PTS Alternate Authentication

Status: Third Draft

AFS Callback Extensions

Status: Active - Waiting on RPC refresh

This proposal will be rewritten with references to the RPC time refresh.

Last update: September 23, 2009

DNS SRV Resource Records for AFS

Status: Published

The draft was accepted and published as RFC 5864.


Status: Active

Rxgk is a security layer for AFS which will support strong encryption and authentication through Kerberos v5, GSI and any other GSSAPI security mechanism.

Changes which are considered suitable for the 1.5.x series are in git - look for changes with author A development tree, which will be frequently rebased, is at

Last Update: Jan 9, 2010

AFS3 ACL Rights

Status: Second draft

Last update: January 13, 2010

See the Per-File ACLs section for more info.

Rx Security Object Providing Cleartext Peer Identity Assertions

Status: Third draft

Last Update: April 17, 2010

I released a new version of the Rx Clear security class I-D the other day. I am hereby soliciting comments on this new version of the draft.

The major changes in this version of the document are:


AFSVol Tag-Length-Value Remote Procedure Call Extensions

Status: Second Draft

Last Update: April 6, 2010

As new forms of metadata are added to AFS volumes, we are running into limitations with the wire volume metadata structures used by the volume server. This internet draft aims to standardize a tag-length-value (TLV) encoding for arbitrary AFS volume metadata. A new version of this draft was released on April 6th, 2010. Everyone is invited to review and comment on this document. Comments should be sent to the mailing list.


AFS Byte-Range File Locking

Status: Fifth Draft

This draft proposes protocol extensions to support byte-range and mandatory locking.

The first draft was submitted on May 5, 2010.


Demand-Attach FileServer (DAFS)

Project Contacts:

Gerrit 1092 (initialization volume lock contention) has been merged, which should speed up DAFS startup on fileservers with large numbers of volumes. An important fix has been discovered by Simon Wilkinson in gerrit 1832, which is undergoing review. Several thread-safety fixes to the salvaging code has culminated with gerrit 1865 (undergoing review), which allows for multiple I/O threads in salvages, potentially providing salvage speed improvements. Gerrit 1562 (positional I/O; required for new improvements) is still undergoing review, but has made much recent progress.


Better Documentation

Project Contacts:

IIRC, we merged some XML document updates, but most of the work was on the man pages. People have been doing very well about submitting documentation changes with changes that need documentation. Some improvements to the demand-attach file server documentation were merged, although there are still some undocumented binaries in a demand-attach build (I believe man pages for them are currently being worked on).

Pthreaded Ubik

Project Contact:

This code has been merged into the master branch. It will not appear as a separate project in future newsletters.

Per-File ACLs

Project Contacts:

Current status:

The published code on github for per-file ACLs has the following new features:

The github fork is at, and the most current work is in the per-file branch, which should be the default branch.


*BSD Support

Project Contacts:

Added Support for NetBSD 5.0, and added conditionals for FreeBSD 8.1 and 9.0.

Userspace cache manager

Project Contact:

All recent related changes have been merged, and Debian packages containing the FUSE OpenAFS client should be in Debian soon, thanks to Russ Allbery. Modern libuafs perl bindings are still forthcoming, but should be available before the workshop this month.


Rx OSD integration & Raw Vicep Access in Clients

Project Contacts:

The cell is currently switching production servers to openafs-osd based on 1.4.12. Hartmut Reuter started to port the extensions to 1.5.x. Debian and possibly ubuntu packages of openafs-osd are available soon. --Christof


Project Contact:

Due to lack of resources and development time SetAG has to be considered a discontinued project, sorry. We had no possibility in the last months of working on updating our code to follow changes in openafs so definitely I think that the project has to be rethinked from scratch.


Google Summer of Code 2010

OpenAFS received five slots for the 2010 Google Summer of Code.

Go to for more information about the GSoC projects.

Unix Support for AppleDouble files (Posix Attributes)

Student Developer: Kelli Ireland <>

Mentor: Derrick Brashear <>



AppleDouble files, commonly used to store metadata and extended attributes in filesystems without native support for them, would be supported by all POSIX-compliant OpenAFS platforms. This would provide a means to allow client-side extended attribute support to be added in a backward-compatible manner without requiring changes to the AFS file servers. It also opens the door for future protocol changes to be made, if better accommodation of metadata and extended attributes is desired.

Encrypted Storage

Student Developer: Sanket Agarwal <>

Mentor: Simon Wilkinson <>



The AFS protocol offers encryption for data transport from client to server. However, that data is stored on the server in cleartext, where it can potentially be read by the administrators of that server. This poses a real world problem for organisations who wish to outsource the provision of their file storage, whilst keeping their data confidential. This project would augment the existing AFS client to support encrypting data blocks before sending them to the file server.

Apply the kafs project of OpenAFS

Student Developer: Lei Wang <>

Mentor: David Howells <>



Last year, I have took the project, and as a student of GSoC2009. I have finished partly a task, as Linus and some of the Linux community against implement pioctl() directly in the kernel. We used other ways to talk to the kernel after we gave up some implementation that have done. There is my project idea and time line at last. My major is distributed file system. As I have some experience of my research and this project, I think I could do it well.

Port OpenAFS to NetBSD

Student Developer: Matt Smith <>

Mentor: Matt Benjamin <>



Around the same time the original Linux port of AFS was done, a port to NetBSD was also available. While NetBSD has evolved, the original AFS port did not keep pace. Since then, a port to NetBSD has been highly desired. This project will port the OpenAFS client to run on NetBSD.

An open source version of the Microsoft Safe String Library

Student Developer: Jonas Sundberg <>

Mentor: Jeffrey Altman <>



A cross platform implementation of the Safe String Library (StrSafe.h) provided by Microsoft. The library will allow multi platform software to use a single library for safe string operations. This will reduce the risk for buffer overflows and will increase code sharing between code for different platforms.

A lot of focus will be put on unit testing of the library thoroughly. This will make it easier to be confident in the correctness of the library.

Projects with no progress or no update

Each project without progress this month is listed along with the month of the last update.

Gerrit Activity

To review a change, go to,NUM where NUM is the Change# shown in the lists below.


 Number of patches waiting for review: 35 (last month: 50)
 Patches merged into the master branch:
 Month   Number of Commits
 2010-05   80 (Partial month)
 2010-04  160
 2010-03  140
 2010-02  156
 2010-01  103
 2009-12   72
 2009-11   85
 2009-10  154
 2009-09  142
 2009-08   78
 2009-07  181
 Patches merged into the stable branch:
 Month   Number of Commits
 2010-05   9 (Partial month)
 2010-04   4
 2010-03  28
 2010-02  35
 2010-01  11
 2009-12  92
 2009-11  21
 2009-10   7
 2009-09   8
 2009-08  17
 2009-07   5

Patches waiting for review

 Date       Author          Change# Description
 2010-05-18 Anders Kaseorg   (1988) Linux: replace invalidate_inode_pages
 2010-05-18 Andrew Deason    (1987) libafs: consistently hold vnode refs
 2010-05-18 Derrick Brashear (1986) viced: kill console use
 2010-05-18 Rod Widdowson    (1983) Read volume at correct address when looking for broken forward links.
 2010-05-18 Derrick Brashear (1984) mrafs logs don't clobber existing logs
 2010-05-18 Andrew Deason    (1920) vol, volser, and viced type fixes
 2010-05-17 Michael Meffie   (1562) ihandle positional read and write
 2010-05-17 Andrew Deason    (1979) Mention that -fakestat fakes local cellular mounts
 2010-05-17 Christof Hanke   (1975) Example usage of the tabular output in libcmd
 2010-05-17 Simon Wilkinson  (1823) Linux: Remove the BKL
 2010-05-17 Derrick Brashear (1959) bosserver force corefiles
 2010-05-17 Christof Hanke   (1970) Add output-table to libcmd
 2010-05-17 Rainer Toebbicke (1311) Lockless path through afs_linux_dentry_revalidate
 2010-05-17 Simon Wilkinson  (1971) Autoconf : Kill dead code
 2010-05-17 Andrew Deason    (1940) Reuse existing non-linktable special inodes
 2010-05-16 Simon Wilkinson  (1392) More warnings cleanup
 2010-05-16 Simon Wilkinson  (1878) Unix CM: Use macros for process name and id access
 2010-05-16 Jeffrey Altman   (1965) Windows: add BSD getopt to afsutil.lib
 2010-05-13 Michael Meffie   (1951) scout: increase field widths
 2010-05-13 Andrew Deason    (1546) Protect ubik cache accesses
 2010-05-12 Michael Meffie   (1949) xstat: fix large integer output
 2010-05-11 Simon Wilkinson  (1935) Add an OpenAFS config file parser
 2010-05-11 Russ Allbery     (1938) Update bos addkey/listkeys and KeyFile man pages for asetkey
 2010-05-11 Simon Wilkinson  (1934) Import of code from heimdal
 2010-05-10 Andrew Deason    (1865) Allow salsrv salvage I/O to occur in parallel
 2010-05-10 Andrew Deason    (1864) Parallel I/O extensions to namei backend
 2010-05-10 Andrew Deason    (1862) Provide an abstract work queue object
 2010-05-10 Andrew Deason    (1863) Provide an abstract thread pool object
 2010-05-08 Jacob Thebault-Spieker (433) Add throughput framework to cm_RankServer()
 2010-05-07 Simona Poilinca  (1778) Replaced the unsafe string functions in src/WINNT/afsd/cm_config.c with the safe versions available in microsoft's strsafe lib
 2010-05-07 sanket           (1777) Add xml functionality to the vos examine command
 2010-05-06 Antoine Verheijen (1917) OpenBSD: Use FREE instead of KFREE
 2010-05-06 Antoine Verheijen (1916) OpenBSD: Add missing header files
 2010-05-06 Rainer Toebbicke (1903) Do not corrupt volume linktable when special file already exists
 2010-05-05 Derrick Brashear (1851) report server address when known for afs warnings
 2010-05-05 Derrick Brashear (1906) fix dumptool on macos
 2010-05-04 Andrew Deason    (1869) Remove the global tempHeader/stuff structures
 2010-05-04 Jeffrey Altman   (1742) Make -printuuid an option for all vos commands
 2010-05-04 Rainer Toebbicke (1902) patch cbd_printCBcrash - harden callback debugging
 2010-05-03 Derrick Brashear (1872) no fs sa /afs in dynroot mode
 2010-05-01 Simona Poilinca  (1789) Independent implementation of StringCchCopyA and StringCchCatA
 2010-04-28 Derrick Brashear (1852) mariner log messages for creating and removing files
 2010-04-23 Simon Wilkinson  (1824) Use git describe to determine build version
 2010-04-19 Michael Meffie   (1786) viced: host hash address collisions
 2010-04-19 Andrew Deason    (1614) Add the Jabber MUC to the support page
 2010-03-23 Derrick Brashear (1625) preliminary support for pinned vcaches
 2010-03-19 Michael Meffie   (215) rxdebug: show delayed abort packet count for rx peers
 2010-03-17 Derrick Brashear (1553) dynamic volume allocation
 2010-02-15 Michael Meffie   (1001) return an error from afs_readdir when out of buffers
 2010-02-06 Dan Hyde         (1212) VTRANS_LOCK not needed in TryUnlock
 2010-02-03 Dan Hyde         (1191) runningCalls: VOL_COUNT_LOCK vs VTRANS_LOCK
 2010-02-03 Derrick Brashear (1172) linux mmap anti-deadlock shouldn't break StoreAllSegments
 2010-02-03 Derrick Brashear (1201) basic kernel event system for afs cm
 2010-02-02 Simon Wilkinson  (1072) Unix CM: Conflate rxfs_[store,fetch]Variables
 2010-01-20 Simon Wilkinson  (1074) Unix CM: Include memcache's tiov in rxfs_context
 2009-11-29 Andrew Deason    (875) Make ubik use unsigned addresses
 2009-11-18 Andrew Deason    (709) Break origin's callback for RXAFS_Rename target
 2009-11-04 Andrew Deason    (436) Avoid unnecessarily updating .. in SAFSS_Rename
 2009-09-09 Matt Benjamin    (435) clear stat flag on renamed directories
 2009-08-29 Matt Benjamin    (376) K5SSL by Marcus Watts
 2009-07-29 Michael Meffie   (147) Fix bosserver directory creation
 2009-07-24 Hartmut Reuter   (70) preparing rxosd integration: change in AFSFetchStatus

Patches merged into the master branch

 Date       Author          Change# Description
 2010-05-18 Simon Wilkinson  (1913) Always include afsconfig.h in autogenerated files
 2010-05-18 Matt Benjamin    (1982) linux PageCheck may be PageFsMisc
 2010-05-18 Derrick Brashear (1985) darwin afs.conf: growlagent example
 2010-05-18 Matt Benjamin    (1981) linux include osi_compat.h in rx/LINUX/rx_knet.c
 2010-05-18 Simon Wilkinson  (1977) Fileserver: Don't sync every 10 seconds
 2010-05-18 Derrick Brashear (1978) rx: work harder to notice and handle MorePackets request
 2010-05-17 Simon Wilkinson  (1974) Autoconf: Use AC_CACHE_CHECK
 2010-05-17 Derrick Brashear (1961) afsprefs: clarify restart requirement
 2010-05-17 Rod Widdowson    (1955) Clean up logging from vldb_check.
 2010-05-17 Rod Widdowson    (1964) Stop overanxious htonl in vldb_check -fix
 2010-05-17 Simon Wilkinson  (1834) Demand Attach: Volumes and vnodes are different
 2010-05-17 Simon Wilkinson  (1833) Demand Attach: Simplify __VVGC_entry_cl_add
 2010-05-17 Simon Wilkinson  (1832) Demand-Attach: Remove dangerous trailing else
 2010-05-17 Benjamin Kaduk   (1969) Enable PutVCache for FBSD80 and higher
 2010-05-17 Benjamin Kaduk   (1968) Kill FBSD4X with fire
 2010-05-17 Simon Wilkinson  (1973) Autoconf: Use AC_CHECK_MEMBERS
 2010-05-17 Simon Wilkinson  (1972) Autoconf: Use a standard test for socklen_t
 2010-05-16 Benjamin Kaduk   (1967) Do not try to increase the refcount of a NULL vnode
 2010-05-16 Andrew Deason    (1966) Solaris: do not call VFS_RELE with GLOCK
 2010-05-14 Hartmut Reuter   (1958) Don't use afs_linux_storeProc with memory cache, it only works with disk cache.
 2010-05-12 Andrew Deason    (1957) Solaris: stop NetIfPoller on shutdown
 2010-05-12 Jeffrey Altman   (1956) Windows: move afsconfig.h / param.h to afscred.h
 2010-05-12 Jeffrey Altman   (1954) Windows: netidmgr_plugin must include afsconfig.h
 2010-05-12 Jeffrey Altman   (1953) Fix missing semicolon in non-AFS_NAMEI_ENV builds vol/nuke.c
 2010-05-12 Jeffrey Altman   (1952) Windows: fix consistency of afsconfig-windows.h
 2010-05-12 Derrick Brashear (1926) inlinebulk analyze errors
 2010-05-12 Andrew Deason    (1238) Consolidate code for reading/writing vol headers
 2010-05-12 Jeffrey Altman   (1928) Rx: prevent rx_rpc_stats mutex from being a global bottleneck
 2010-05-12 Jeffrey Altman   (1950) Windows: Add support for NetWkstaGetInfo levels 101 and 102
 2010-05-12 Jeffrey Altman   (1939) Windows: Prevent overflow during percent used calc in Explorer Shell Ext
 2010-05-12 Jeffrey Altman   (1937) Windows: use system CreateUuid instead of afs variant
 2010-05-12 Jeffrey Altman   (1931) Windows: Freelance vs ACLs
 2010-05-12 Jeffrey Altman   (1930) Make afsio be useful on Windows and fix bugs
 2010-05-12 Jeffrey Altman   (1918) Windows: RXAFS_InlineBulkStat errors must be processed via cm_Analyze
 2010-05-11 Michael Meffie   (1948) Linux: missing configure test
 2010-05-11 Simon Wilkinson  (1919) Remove intptr.m4
 2010-05-11 Derrick Brashear (1941) vnode alloc bitnumber returns bitnumber
 2010-05-11 Andrew Deason    (1927) vlserver: prevent duplicate IPs via ChangeAddr
 2010-05-10 Jeffrey Altman   (1936) Windows: define HAVE_SSIZE_T
 2010-05-09 Simon Wilkinson  (1933) Add a list of files to import from Heimdal
 2010-05-09 Simon Wilkinson  (1932) Add a tool to import external repositories
 2010-05-09 Jeffrey Altman   (1929) Windows: fs.c requires size_t len not int len
 2010-05-07 Russ Allbery     (1915) Include common param file for Linux alpha builds
 2010-05-07 Benjamin Kaduk   (1925) Define osi_procname for FBSD
 2010-05-07 Benjamin Kaduk   (1923) Actually fix build for FBSD80 after vcache refactoring
 2010-05-07 Benjamin Kaduk   (1691) Add entries for FBSD 8.1 and 9.0
 2010-05-06 Simon Wilkinson  (1914) Modernise use of AC_CHECK_TYPE
 2010-05-06 Antoine Verheijen (1910) OpenBSD: Use osi_obsd_Free() for all releases of OBSD
 2010-05-06 Antoine Verheijen (1909) OpenBSD: Use FREE instead of KFREE
 2010-05-06 Simon Wilkinson  (1912) Always include afsconfig.h
 2010-05-06 Marc Dionne      (1908) Fix typo: LockType -> lockType
 2010-05-05 Derrick Brashear (1895) fcntl write lock on readonly file error fix
 2010-05-05 Derrick Brashear (1907) afsdump scan kill warnings
 2010-05-04 Derrick Brashear (1904) freebsd vcache splitting fallout
 2010-05-04 Tharidu Fernando (1736) Windows: Secure C String usage in src\WINNT\afsd\fs.c
 2010-05-04 Jonathan A. Kollasch (1738) NetBSD 5.0 support.
 2010-05-04 Andrew Deason    (1899) Solaris: shutdown in freevfs, not unmount
 2010-05-04 Simon Wilkinson  (1881) Refactor afs_NewVCache
 2010-05-04 Andrew Deason    (1880) Solaris: prevent AFS umount while busy
 2010-05-04 Andrew Deason    (1879) Solaris: return ENOTSUP for force-unmounts
 2010-05-04 Michael Meffie   (1896) pts mem -expandgroups and -supergroups examples
 2010-05-04 Antoine Verheijen (1898) OpenBSD: Fix bug in setpag() when group list is empty
 2010-05-04 Antoine Verheijen (1897) Fix pattern to detect i386-based OpenBSD system type
 2010-05-03 Asanka Herath    (1797) Windows: Show configuration pages for all types of MSI installations
 2010-05-03 Andrew Deason    (1860) Provide a queue_NodeInit() interface
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1894) Windows: Restructure cm_LookupInternal addition of Freelance entries
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1893) Windows: Permit BPlus tree lookups within cm_ApplyDir
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1892) Windows: Prevent cm_FreelanceAddSymlink from creating a symlink ending in a dot
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1891) Windows: normalize error codes from cm_FreelanceAddSymlink
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1890) Windows: Force rebuilding Freelance directory in AddMount and AddSymlink
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1889) Windows: normalize return codes from cm_FreelanceAddMount
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1888) Windows: use cm_noteLocalMountPointChange whenever fakeDirVersion is changed
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1887) Windows: add locked parameter to cm_noteLocalMountPointChange
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1886) Windows: remove unused code from cm_FollowMountPoint
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1885) Windows: initialize to zero Freelance fake root directory
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1884) Windows: make cm_BPlusDirFoo public
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1883) Windows: correct "fs quota" pioctl validation check
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1882) Windows: getAFSServer wrong variable used in uncompiled code
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1876) Windows: add 'locked' flag to cm_FSync and call when dropping write locks
 2010-05-02 Jeffrey Altman   (1875) Windows: FlushFile ioctl should call cm_FSync, not buf_CleanVnode
 2010-04-28 Marc Dionne      (1877) Warning fix: cpp hates apostrophes
 2010-04-28 Matt Benjamin    (1874) netbsd: rebase cm at NetBSD 4.0
 2010-04-28 Derrick Brashear (1873) upstream dumpscan changes
 2010-04-28 Simon Wilkinson  (1871) Linux: Register number sysctls only when desperate
 2010-04-28 Marc Dionne      (1870) Linux: specify void argument for afs_try_to_freeze inlines
 2010-04-27 Marc Dionne      (1868) Linux autoconf: fix name for struct cred test
 2010-04-27 Marc Dionne      (1867) Linux autoconf typo
 2010-04-27 Andrew Deason    (1861) Add some directory package doxygen comments
 2010-04-27 Simon Wilkinson  (1859) Linux: autoconf fallout
 2010-04-27 Matt Benjamin    (1858) netbsd: remove old (non-original) NBSD port
 2010-04-27 Marc Dionne      (1828) Linux: Remove unnecessary crhold on incomplete kernel credentials
 2010-04-27 Derrick Brashear (1846) flush changes on LOCK_EX unlock
 2010-04-27 Derrick Brashear (1841) allow file length to be updated unless we're writing
 2010-04-27 Simon Wilkinson  (1857) Linux: Reorder the tests
 2010-04-27 Simon Wilkinson  (1856) Linux: Don't preprocess osi_vfs.h
 2010-04-27 Simon Wilkinson  (1855) Linux: Don't waste autoconf checks on cpp defines
 2010-04-27 Simon Wilkinson  (1854) Linux: Add general autoconf macro for Linux kernel
 2010-04-27 Simon Wilkinson  (1853) Linux: Add autoconf macro for structure checks
 2010-04-27 Simon Wilkinson  (1849) Linux: Macroise kernel function autoconf tests
 2010-04-27 Simon Wilkinson  (1845) Linux: Tidy up freezer code
 2010-04-27 Simon Wilkinson  (1844) Linux: Simplify header file checks
 2010-04-27 Matt Benjamin    (1850) Rename afs_nbsd_* functions in OBSD
 2010-04-27 Simon Wilkinson  (1848) Overzealous .gitignore under rxkad
 2010-04-26 Marc Dionne      (1847) Overzealous clean target under rxkad
 2010-04-26 Derrick Brashear (1840) dcache dirty pages flag is solaris only
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1820) Linux: Don't hide memory management
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1821) Linux: The kernel module always runs in the kernel
 2010-04-26 Derrick Brashear (1837) fix other oldtvix typo
 2010-04-26 Marc Dionne      (1810) Initialize oldvtix
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1822) Linux: Use kernel network helper functions
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1819) Linux: Remove old code from RX kernel implementation
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1818) Linux: Don't pass f_pos down to the filesystem
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1817) Linux: Removed unused define
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1816) Linux: Don't roll our own llseek
 2010-04-26 Derrick Brashear (1827) cachemgr store file too big error exit via usual path
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1836) Move rxkad/domestic/* into rxkad/ directory proper
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1831) Improve shared library building support
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1830) Linux: Remove prototype warning inhibition
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1829) Fix make clean and make distclean
 2010-04-26 Simon Wilkinson  (1835) Really kill des_stub
 2010-04-24 Simon Wilkinson  (1826) Fix objdir builds
 2010-04-23 Derrick Brashear (1825) macos growl agent warning parser fix
 2010-04-23 Derrick Brashear (1814) openafs
 2010-04-23 Derrick Brashear (1813) macos launchd be more patient
 2010-04-23 Simon Wilkinson  (1811) Unix: Modify disk cache versioning
 2010-04-23 Marc Dionne      (1812) Warning fix: cast to expected type
 2010-04-22 Andrew Deason    (1809) Update nextVnodeUnique before checking inUse
 2010-04-22 Andrew Deason    (1808) Prefer EndCall errors in StoreMini
 2010-04-22 Simon Wilkinson  (1807) Linux: Tidy up packaging
 2010-04-22 Simon Wilkinson  (1806) Linux: RedHat packaging updates for RHEL6
 2010-04-22 Andrew Deason    (1805) Resolve symlinks for 'fs rmmount'
 2010-04-22 Derrick Brashear (1333) byte-range lock warning should include pid
 2010-04-22 sanket           (1771) Adding osi_procname macro to different platforms
 2010-04-21 Derrick Brashear (1802) macos bulkstat again
 2010-04-21 Russ Allbery     (1791) Fix UCONTEXT detection on ppc_linux26 via include order
 2010-04-21 Andrew Deason    (1801) Recover from afs_GetVolSlot errors
 2010-04-21 Russ Allbery     (1799) Add RFC 5864 to the protocol documentation directory
 2010-04-21 Russ Allbery     (1792) Install afsd.fuse and man page if built
 2010-04-21 Anders Kaseorg   (1800) Add src/afsd/afsd.fuse and src/libuafs/afsd to .gitignore
 2010-04-21 Andrew Deason    (1783) Add documentation for fs callback xstats
 2010-04-21 Derrick Brashear (1793) kauth admin tools ubik prototyping
 2010-04-20 Jonathan Billings (1798) Updated dkms.conf to remove MPS=$SMP from make
 2010-04-20 Jonathan Billings (1796) Added explanatory comments for restorevol move
 2010-04-20 Jonathan Billings (1795) Fixed more locations to reflect recent changes
 2010-04-20 Jonathan Billings (1794) Fixed RedHat SPEC file to reflect updates in code
 2010-04-20 Russ Allbery     (1790) Remove special-case call sequence for KAM_SetPassword on s390
 2010-04-20 Andrew Deason    (1784) Use AC_PREREQ
 2010-04-20 Russ Allbery     (1787) Fixes and clarifications to vos setaddrs man page
 2010-04-20 Russ Allbery     (1788) Update Debian packaging for 1.5.74
 2010-04-19 Derrick Brashear (1782) macos disable bulkstat
 2010-04-19 Derrick Brashear (1776) macos bulkstat don't double reget refs
 2010-04-18 Derrick Brashear (1775) bulkstat restore bulkfetching state for reused vcaches
 2010-04-18 Jeffrey Altman   (1774) Windows: correct locking in cm_FreeServerList
 2010-04-18 Jeffrey Altman   (1769) Windows: Preserve volume location info in case of comm fail
 2010-04-18 Jeffrey Altman   (1773) Windows: prevent infinite idle error response
 2010-04-17 Jeffrey Altman   (1772) Windows: Increase the memory map version
 2010-04-17 Derrick Brashear (1768) openafs 1.5.74
 2010-04-17 Jeffrey Altman   (1770) Windows: 1.5.74 change log
 2010-04-17 Jeffrey Altman   (1766) Rx: make conn_call_lock and conn_data_lock usage consistent
 2010-04-17 Jeffrey Altman   (1767) Windows: cm_UpdateCell must hold cell lock across server random
 2010-04-17 Jeffrey Altman   (1761) Windows: CM_SCACHESYNC_STOREDATA for non-files have no buffers
 2010-04-17 Jeffrey Altman   (1762) Windows: define new event log messages for cm_Analyze VBUSY, VRESTARTING, etc.
 2010-04-17 Jeffrey Altman   (1760) Windows: wait for I/O on buffers to complete in cm_SetupStoreBIOD
 2010-04-17 Jeffrey Altman   (1759) Windows: split cm_buf_t.flags field to ensure proper locking
 2010-04-16 Marc Dionne      (1765) Remove unused variable in vos.c
 2010-04-16 Derrick Brashear (1764) work around finder setting modes on symlinks
 2010-04-16 Jeffrey Altman   (1744) Add vos setaddrs command and man page
 2010-04-16 Jeffrey Altman   (1763) Convert param.rs_aix61.h EOF from CR-LF to LF
 2010-04-15 Simon Wilkinson  (1758) Tidy up UKERNEL includes
 2010-04-15 Jeffrey Altman   (1755) Rx: restore thread safety to rx_NewCall
 2010-04-15 Derrick Brashear (1756) darwin bulk race needs an iocount
 2010-04-15 Derrick Brashear (1753) macos and bsd readdir type guessing fix
 2010-04-15 Derrick Brashear (1757) snowleopard fuse fallout
 2010-04-15 Marc Dionne      (1750) Replace unsafe use of gets()
 2010-04-15 Derrick Brashear (1754) drop afs_xserver lock during GetCapabilities
 2010-04-15 Russ Allbery     (1749) Autogenerate a Debian changelog for correct package versioning
 2010-04-14 Andrew Deason    (1725) Add a FUSE implementation for afsd
 2010-04-14 Andrew Deason    (1724) Use afsd code in libuafs
 2010-04-14 Jeffrey Altman   (1741) Rename uvldbentry spare1 to matchindex
 2010-04-13 Marc Dionne      (1748) Fix new UKERNEL warnings on 64-bit
 2010-04-13 Andrew Deason    (1747) Add support for pkg-config m4 macros
 2010-04-13 Andrew Deason    (1746) Squash afs_GenericStoreProc warning
 2010-04-13 Andrew Deason    (1745) libuafs: Add $(XCFLAGS) to CFLAGS on all platforms
 2010-04-13 Michael Meffie   (1092) DAFS: avoid volume lock contention during initialization
 2010-04-13 Marc Dionne      (1640) Fileserver capabilities support for the UNIX client
 2010-04-13 Jeffrey Altman   (1740) Rx: avoid out of order lock acquisition in rx_NewCall
 2010-04-13 Andrew Deason    (1743) Do not turn off AFS_HAVE_STATVFS for UKERNEL
 2010-04-13 Andrew Deason    (1723) Split afsd into afsd.c and afsd_kernel.c
 2010-04-10 Matt Smith       (1737) Fix problems from afs_osi_gcpags reorganization
 2010-04-10 Michael Meffie   (1735) afsmonitor: fix segv on exit
 2010-04-10 Michael Meffie   (1734) afsmonitor: show busy counts
 2010-04-10 Marc Dionne      (1733) Fix UKERNEL build error - include afs/afs_osi.h
 2010-04-09 Matt Smith       (1727) Move contents of afs_osi_gcpags to per-OS files
 2010-04-09 Andrew Deason    (1679) Correct incorrect type-punning fixes
 2010-04-09 Michael Meffie   (1731) afsmonitor: add fs callback xstats collection
 2010-04-09 Michael Meffie   (1730) afsmonitor: avoid showing full perf stats garbage
 2010-04-09 Derrick Brashear (1729) ukernel osi prototypes header
 2010-04-09 Andrew Deason    (1722) UKERNEL: allow creation of non-detached threads
 2010-04-09 Andrew Deason    (1721) Use AFS_CACHE_VNODE_PATH for UKERNEL
 2010-04-09 Andrew Deason    (1714) Make osi_GetTime work on 64-bit libuafs
 2010-04-09 Andrew Deason    (1720) afsd: squash inode format warning
 2010-04-09 Andrew Deason    (1719) UKERNEL: prototype uafs_Shutdown
 2010-04-09 Andrew Deason    (1718) UKERNEL: Use real vnode type constants
 2010-04-09 Andrew Deason    (1717) UKERNEL: check for null afs_CurrentDir on shutdown
 2010-04-09 Andrew Deason    (1716) UKERNEL: add uafs_statvfs
 2010-04-09 Andrew Deason    (1715) Prevent uafs_readdir/closedir segfault
 2010-04-09 Russ Allbery     (1713) Update Debian packaging files
 2010-04-09 Russ Allbery     (1712) Add OpenAFS-debug.*.plist to .gitignore
 2010-04-08 Michael Meffie   (1601) pts mem -expandgroups option
 2010-04-08 Michael Meffie   (1600) pts mem -supergroup option
 2010-04-07 Russ Allbery     (1710) Explain in CellServDB man page that server lines can be omitted
 2010-04-07 Simon Wilkinson  (1705) Linux: kmap() not page_address()
 2010-04-07 Andrew Deason    (1709) Fix typo in bos_create manpage
 2010-04-07 Rod Widdowson    (1708) Make tests/afcp compile cleanly
 2010-04-07 Russ Allbery     (1706) Reallocate memory in aklog for the AFS ID string
 2010-04-07 Russ Allbery     (1704) Make src/rx/rx.c not executable
 2010-04-07 Russ Allbery     (1707) Improve demand-attach fileserver bos documentation
 2010-04-06 Jeffrey Altman   (1702) Windows: Support new Cygwin docbook stylesheet location
 2010-04-06 Jeffrey Altman   (1696) Windows: WinTorture Verbose mode display all logged messages
 2010-04-06 Jeffrey Altman   (1701) Windows: permit documentation to be built without binaries
 2010-04-06 Jeffrey Altman   (1699) Windows: tag is listitem not llstitem
 2010-04-06 Derrick Brashear (1700) make openafs
 2010-04-06 Derrick Brashear (1698) macos bulkstat avoid reclaiming vnodes
 2010-04-06 Derrick Brashear (1690) avoid macos bulkstat vlru when no non-dead vnodes exist
 2010-04-06 Derrick Brashear (1693) panic generation update
 2010-04-06 Jeffrey Altman   (1695) Windows: cm_UpdateVolumeLocation !append exts to num vol names
 2010-04-06 Jeffrey Altman   (1697) Rx: Remove conn_call_lock contention between rx_NewCall and rx_EndCall
 2010-04-05 Aditya Sarawgi   (1694)     Replace kmodstat by kldstat
 2010-04-05 Jeffrey Altman   (1685) Fix usage of RX_CALL_TQ_WAIT flag
 2010-04-05 Derrick Brashear (1682) rx_ClearTransmitQueue should signal waiters when flushing
 2010-04-05 Derrick Brashear (1692) macos panic decoder update
 2010-04-02 Derrick Brashear (1687) macos 32 bit platform user address transform
 2010-04-02 Derrick Brashear (1688) make
 2010-04-02 Derrick Brashear (1684) freebsd switch back to condvar-based sleep
 2010-04-02 Derrick Brashear (1686) macos installer pane warning fix
 2010-04-02 Andrew Deason    (1681) tubik: Correct use of flags_cond and version_cond
 2010-04-02 Andrew Deason    (1680) Kill afs_inet_ntoa
 2010-04-02 Derrick Brashear (1683) freebsd glock assertions
 2010-04-01 Andrew Deason    (1678) fssync-debug: fix strict-aliasing problems
 2010-04-01 Simon Wilkinson  (1645) Fix formatting issues in src/afs
 2010-04-01 Benjamin Kaduk   (1677) Set a storeOps storeproc for the memcache case

Patches merged into the stable branch

 Date       Author          Change# Description
 2010-05-19 Anders Kaseorg   (1988) Linux: replace invalidate_inode_pages
 2010-05-18 Antoine Verheijen (1911) OpenBSD: Use osi_obsd_Free() for all releases of OBSD
 2010-05-17 Michael Meffie   (1945) prdb_verify -rebuild with supergroups fix
 2010-05-16 Andrew Deason    (1943) Solaris: prevent AFS umount while busy
 2010-05-11 Andrew Deason    (1944) Solaris: shutdown in freevfs, not unmount
 2010-05-11 Andrew Deason    (1942) Solaris: return ENOTSUP for force-unmounts
 2010-05-05 Dan Hyde         (1843) viced-host-uuid-and-addr-hashing-corrections-20090530
 2010-05-05 Antoine Verheijen (1900) Fix pattern to detect i386-based OpenBSD system type
 2010-05-05 Antoine Verheijen (1901) OpenBSD: Fix bug in setpag() when group list is empty
 2010-04-13 Simon Wilkinson  (1581) Linux Keyrings: don't ignore error code from session keyring creation
 2010-04-13 Anders Kaseorg   (1373) Adjust afs_lockctl to compensate for byte-range lock fixes
 2010-04-09 Hans-Werner Paulsen (1711) Build and install PIC versions of libafsrpc and libafsauthent
 2010-04-01 Dan Hyde         (1595) VOL_LOCK needed when traversing DiskPartitionList

Resolved Tickets

Here is a list of tickets that have been resolved since March 1, 2010:

  ticket # state     created       title
    15586: resolved  Oct 10, 2004  src/libafsrpc and src/shibafsrpc should be rationalized
    94658: resolved  Apr 15, 2008  Volumes without root directories are useless
   126366: resolved  Feb 05, 2010  OpenAFS 1.5.71 for Windows  - problem with DNS lookup
   126451: resolved  Feb 12, 2010  GetSomeSpace_r always looks in vain for deletable hosts
   126454: resolved  Feb 12, 2010  h_Hold_r callers not checking HOSTDELETED
   126497: resolved  Feb 15, 2010  volume callback breaks sent to all hosts
   126561: resolved  Feb 20, 2010  fcntl locks broken by linux-byte-range-locks-sensibility-20090526
   126846: resolved  Mar 30, 2010  Wrong quota calculation in windows graphical interface.
   126852: resolved  Mar 31, 2010  Can't create new Drive Letters per User on Windows Vista / 7
   126868: resolved  Apr 02, 2010  Kernel Panic MacOSX 10.6.3 OpenAFS
   126871: resolved  Apr 02, 2010  KernelPanic MacOSX 10.6.3 OpenAFS
   126962: resolved  Apr 14, 2010  DLL problem seven 64bits
   127020: resolved  Apr 26, 2010  Software license locallzed language versions